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Step 3: Choose Your Courses

Bloomington General Education

Mathematical Modeling

Mathematical Modeling courses allow you to gain strong fundamental mathematical skills by applying mathematical concepts in real-world circumstances.  The courses build analytical and problem-solving abilities that will serve you in your classes and other endeavors.  

The General Education Bulletin describes characteristics of Mathematical Modeling courses more fully.

Requirement: Students must successfully complete one of the courses or course sequences listed below. Your orientation advisor will assist you in choosing the appropriate course based on your ALEKS score (taken online before you arrive) and your SAT and ACT scores.

  • MATH-A 118   Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences (3 cr.)
  • MATH-D 116 and D 117   Introduction to Finite Mathematics I and II (2 cr. + 2 cr.)*
  • MATH-M 118   Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-V 118   Finite Mathematics with Applications: Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences (3 cr.)
  • MATH-V 118   Finite Mathematics with Applications: Finite and Consumer Math (3 cr.)
  • MATH-V 118   Finite Math in Action (3 cr.)
  • MATH-S 118   Honors Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 119   Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 211   Calculus I (4 cr.)
  • MATH-M 213   Accelerated Calculus (4 cr.)

*MATH-D 116–D 117 is a two-course sequence